Marine Petrossian in Deviation, Anthology of Contemporary Armenian Literature, Inknagir literary Club, 2008

(translated by the author)

the film
was about the war
they had already dropped the bomb
and there was no way
we could escape
all of us knew
we were to die
in 10 minutes
or maybe 20
the next day at best
does it make any difference
when there is no hope
of escape ?
then all of a sudden
the lights went off
the film stopped
and i realized
the salvation sometimes may come
the very moment
you give up your hopes